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george washington and the making of the nation's highest office. what did you discover new about george washington and this biography? >> the constitution had executive power in a president of the united states, but it failed to disclose what those powers were to visit and it didn't even tell the president how to use them. it told them simply that he was to execute the office of the president. what does that mean? it means nothing today. it meant nothing then and that is what the framers wanted. they had lived for years under an absolute monarchies in indolent and under the tyranny of that malarkey and they were not about to recreate the rtc they created a figurehead in the first president of taking the oath of office was to be just that and george washington and penn the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army army that defeated the world's most powerful army on earth and one the nation's independence. they adored him and they elected him by the unanimous vote the only president to be elected unanimously. so he took his oath of office and swore to preserve the to protect and defen
the washington press: politics, prejudice, and persistence." the annual festival is hosted by the franklin did roosevelt presidential library of museum in hyde park, new york. this is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. my name is jeff urban, and education specialist at the roosevelt presidential library and museum and a map of the library and museum i would like to welcome all of you in our audience here today and those of you at home watching on c-span for the 10th annual roosevelt reading special. franzen was a plan for the library to become a premier research institution for the study of the entire roosevelt era. the library's research room a consistent one of the busiest of all the presidential libraries. this year's group of authors reflect the wide variety of research that's done you. let me quickly go over the format for the festival's concurrent session. at the top of each are a session begins with a 30 minute author talk. followed by a 10 minute question and answer pair. in the office move to the table in the lobby next to the new deal store where you can purchase
. she discusses her book "women of the washington press: politics, prejudice, and persistence." at annual festival is hosted by the franklin d. roosevelt museum in hyde park, new york. this is about 45 minutes. >>> good morning. my name is jeff and i'm the especialist here at the >> g presidential library andducation museum.ist a liary and of the presidential library and museum. o i would like to welcome you heri dienceand dethose of you at home watching on c-span. franklin roosevelt plan forked the library to become a premiere research institution.tion for t study oearch room is consistently one of the busiest of the all of the presidentialls library. this year's group of authorsnd reflect the wide variety of research done here. at the top of each hour a session begins with a 30-minute author talk.author then they move to the table nex to the lobby where you can purchase their book and havehors them sign them. oohase bop of the next hour, the process repeats itself again.heo today's attendee of the lecture can visit the exciting new permanent exit in the prcialesan library an
, if we go out there to wilkes barre now, do you think we could find george washington, thomas jefferson, james madison, george mason, john marshall and patrick henry? we ain't going to find them. now, at some theoretical level they are there. that is, human beings with the capacity for leadership are there, but the situation doesn't permit that group to rise to the surface. and so the question is, why did that situation exist in 1776? now, there is another answer to this, which is that great leadership only emerges during times of great crisis. and this makes eminent sense, the pressure that the crisis creates. and yet we can all think of examples where there's a great crisis and there's no leadership. like now. [laughter] [applause] >> or the coming of your -- world war i in europe. so what was special, you can't say there was something special in the water back there then. you can't say god looked down upon the american college and bless them. supernatural explanations are not admitted. even if you're an evangelical you're not allowed to use those in a historical conversation. i don't
and from her tenure as publisher and ceo and chair of the board of "the washington post" company. mrs. graham was at the helm of "the washington post" during that era of the pentagon papers and watergatwatergat e. in august of 2013 "the washington post" was sold to amazon founder jeffrey pesos. this is about one hour. c-span: katharine graham, author of "personal history," did your children learn anything from this book about you? >> guest: that's a hard question. i'm sure they probably did, but i couldn't tell you exactly what. c-span: all the stuff in here about your early life and your husband and all that, did they know that? have you-all talked that out? >> guest: yes, i think they understand that he was ill. they--the oldest one was 20, and the youngest one was 11, so they had to deal with it then and always. c-span: the question i had after i read the book was, 'why do you want us to know all this?' >> guest: i really don't suppose that i meant to just tell everything to everybody. but once i sat down to write my story, i just tend to be frank and open, and i wanted to be very
in the 1963 march on washington remember the events of that day in a discussion hosted by the martin luther king, jr. memorial library in washington, d.c. this is an hour 30 minutes. >> when our archivist suggested that i conduct oral histories with people that attended the march, i jumped at the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of the days that i, like many of you, had only known about in books, photos and media reflections. i was curious about literal and other journeys that people took to get to the lincoln memorial on that hot august day in 1963. we put out a call for people it into the march to be interviewed and the panelists here today were the first to answer that call. it is important to note that this is the beginning of an ongoing project and derek and our collection not only oral histories but also memorabilia and other artifacts from the march to the washingtonian the community archive. two of the panelists, peter bailey and doctor ella kelly were right under my nose as their regular attendees to the black studies lecture series that takes place in the black study center
washington post" company agreed monday to sell its flagship newspaper to amazon.com founder and chief executive jeffrey these those. ownership of the paper after four generations. next week at back at former "washington post" owner the late katharine graham discussing her biography, personal history. c-span: author personal history did your children learn anything from this book about you? >> guest: that's a hard question. i'm sure they probably did but i couldn't tell you exact a wife. c-span: all of the stuff in here about your early life and your husband about that, did you talk that out? >> guest: yes, i think they understand that he was ill. the oldest one was 20 and the youngest one was 11 so they had to deal with it then and always. c-span: the question i had after i read the book was why do you want us to know all of this? >> guest: i really don't suppose that i meant to tell everything to everybody but once i sat down to write my story i just tend to be frank and open and i wanted to be very truthful and i wrote it the way i saw it. i told it the best i could. c-span: when di
on washington? >> the purpose of it was jobs. but what was behind that and what was the revelation for me was how much and everything dr. king did was really all about education. was all about education. he was locked in on that and when that group went into the white house and talked with the president, president kennedy said and this is reported by brandt, that the kind of influence you have in the black community you really ought to emphasize schools and getting your kids to do well in schools. >> i am struck mostly by how different things are now. the technology is such a you can get a flash mob to show up if you want but 1963 you get 200,000 people back to the mall and you would be below horned. organizing was remarkable and that to me -- i would like people to understand the enormity of that. >> a very short time a group of people came together because they believe in something. and they put together the most unbelievable moment in american history. >> on the march on washington to go forward but the young people who want to be journalists tuesday that they have an obligation to cov
the executive order. she was moved by the demonstration takes place in washington. that needs to be continue and it needs to be redoubled. [applause] >> i'm just adding that i'm reminded of a story of franklin roosevelt meeting with organized labor and oval office, and he said whether or not -- i said we have a -- make me do it. put the pressure on. president obama gets pressured bay lot of people, as you may have noticed. he has a lot on his platter. this is not the biggest issue facing him right now. the issue has to be brought up that indicates that the public cares about him. you make a fuss. you make as much noise as you can. again, keep your eyes on the prize and figure out what the prize is. what is the message you want to get out there? and i was watching documentary on public television the '60s in d.c. again last night. walter told a story how he was in charge of the sound at the washington march, and on the -- he was 28 years old. they gave him the job because he was dispensable. if he screwed it up. [laughter] get out of here! and the night before the march, the sound man calls u
that was water. the river came in much closer. it is now washington. as you walk that in fact was the nec as you come in from now the south bend and to boston. it was one of dozens to occupy the gigantic boston harbor and the british had the needy. they kept the entrance open so they could get provisions whether they be from england or from canada. this meant that even though they were completely surrounded by land, boston as a british occupied garrison wasn't going to start. in june of 1775 and this was a battle like none other to it like a terrified young spectator event for those not only living in boston, but in towns around all of the roots of boston were filled with people watching as more than 2,000 regulars made their way across the harbor and the charles river to the charlestown peninsula and began the assault that would erupt into the battle of bunker hill. so this was something viewed by anyone here and then there would settle into a stalemate that would then have george washington archive and that would change anything. and then eventually in march 17, 1776, the british would be forc
troops to general washington. there is no doubt this was a massive setback for the british war effort. but the fact remains that even surrendering 7000 troops to washington, the british still and tens of thousands of more troops in north america and they could have somebody tens of thousands of more troops from other parts of the empir empiref they had decided to do so. but they were not able to do so because of the power of a new force in insurgent warfare, a term that was only going to faithfully in 1776, the power of public opinion. now, if the founding fathers had been battling the roman empire i can assure you that the romans, no matter how many battlefield defeats they would've suffered, would have come back and george washington, the founders, would have been crucified quite literally. the fact that this did not happen is because of what happened in an institution that the roamers did not have to worry about, at least not after the rise of the empire. and that was the house of commons, parliament. in 1782, a year, in the year after the battle of yorktown it was a very close vot
hosted by the stemson center in washington, d.c. included analysts like stuart bolin, inspector general for iraq reconstruction and his recent report arguing that a the u.s. does not have a well executed plan to implement and oversee the reconstruction efforts. defense department and u.n. officials also participated in the discussion. this is an hour and a half. >> good morning everyone. i am ellen laipson and i'm delighted to welcome you to the stimson center for this muggy of this conversation about war and peace new tools for messy transition. we are gathering at the time that we can see the end of both the iraq and afghanistan engagement, and this event in a way is pivoted around the offer by the special inspector general for the iraqi reconstruction to present some of the findings for the final report so the special inspector general office created in 2004 is now completing its work so it is a moment of reflection and looking back at what are some of the lessons of iraq, but we know that iraq is such an out liar and may be such an exception in the kind of engagement both the united
in washington, he started as a reporter's reporter. about how he likes we like to describe. he is a third-generation newsman. down at the under the table is alex mueller, who gives us a different perspective. he gives us a graphic perspective and he has background in graphic design and journalism. both were rollcall and for the hill. we have experienced much of the industry. those are our panelists. we are very happy to have all of them here. , i am not going to make any kind of presentation. but we would just like to throw out some questions, to jump and come an analyst at jumping in with each other and we will talk about whatever you want to talk about. i would like to ask the panelist to talk about how you do things differently so how is this effective in communicating politics? >> i would like to say that we threw out the mold in terms of stories when we created politifact. we thought that the inverted term and was not going to be the way that they had a whole different form of journalism. it was something where the information was communicated both through an individual and fact chec
to this, talked about it in historical context. shelly and i were in washington last week, and i walked by the jay edgar hoover building, what a disgrace that name is up there. what we know about him, the most corrupt government officials in the history of this republic. his name is still on that building. here's ethos still in the building, and that's why all we talk about whitey bulger is still there. >> on that cheery note -- [laughter] i'd like to thank you all for coming a, like to thank shelly murphy, kevin cullen, boston globe to both of you, whitey bulger, i don't know how many have time to come over, but, yes, after this. [applause] >> what's the new book about? >> called "david and goliath: underdogs, misfits, and art of battling giants," and it's about underdogs. i got really interested in telling the stories of people who seem weak and powerless, and yet go on to accomplish great things. i -- that was a puzzle of how they managed to do that, but i thought it was worthy of a book, and so my letter. >> in 2009, you wrote a piece for the new yorker, david and goliath, and you c
.. >> the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and later, senator tom coburn hears from his constituents during a town hall meeting in oklahoma. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> host: walt mossberg, has technology plateaued? >> guest: oh, no, absolutely not. absolutely not. technology is always changing and always coming up with -- technology companies are always coming up with something new, and there are new technology companies all the time incubating, a lot of them are in what we call stealth mode. we don't even know who they are. certain technologies plateau and things move on, but in general, no. not at all. >> host: i guess i ask that because the last couple years we've had the explosion of smartphones, we've had tablets come online. what's out there? >> guest: well, first of all, there are vast numbers of people especially in the less developed cups, but even in the developed countries who don't own a smartphone and, certainly, there are vast thurms that don't own -- numbers th
of getting federal dollars? our viewers know that washington is talking about sequestration, spending cuts, annual spending bills are not getting done. how do you get the money? >> the next to jump in you have on will definitely have an answer for that. >> what do you think? >> it is steadily at the left, a difficult thing to come by these days, federal dollars. thankfully we had the foresight -- and when i say we i don't include myself. leaders before us. the foresight to see the need to build to 50 feet and to authorize 505 feet. they get that accomplished in early 2000. so we are well ahead of the curve. the good thing about it is it is cheaper to dredge year in virginia and then it is virtually anywhere else on the east coast. we have this beautiful area right behind you. a great outlet for the port. very inexpensive for us to build. >> you know, we have soft bottom out here. we are really just picking of sand and relocating it. other ports, new york, for example, it is bad rock. dynamite, explode. move it off. it might be a difference of $40 per cubic square foot to 400. the advantage
. .. with the president to announce plans for the march on washington. in support of the civil rights act. >> june 12th, 1963 as everest was returning home for the naacp meeting member byron shot him in his driveway as he was getting out of his car. evers was killed instantly. ♪ ♪ >> randolph and fellow americans , the national urban league is honored to be a participant in this historic occasion. our presence here reflects not only the civil rights communities increasing the awareness of the urban league, but most important it says and i hope what and clear that while intelligence, maturity and strategy dictates a civil rights agency we use different methods and we are all united as never before on the goal of first class citizenship. >> to present to you the moral leader of the nation. i have the pleasure to present to you dr. martin luther king. [applause] i am happy to join with you today what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. [applause] five years ago, a great american in the shadow we stand today signed the emancipation proclamatio
in the fourth district in northwest washington. these murders are targeted killings. c-span: what did you hear there, and what we doing in 1989? >> guest: the fourth district is referred to where i started. when i started there but after going to the academy, we had about a week's worth of riots in mount pleasant where the entire area was just completely out of control, looting, burning, and they torched about six or seven of our police cars in the riots. that is very accurate description. c-span: what was it like for you when you started on the street? >> guest: the city was a very different place. it was in shambles. we just didn't have any cars and so i walked on foot for a few years. the first car had 127,000 miles on it that i was assigned to. financially the city was broken. so it may policing that much more challenging with equipment and resources. but i enjoyed walking on foot, i believe that was my favorite assignment. i learned more by being embedded into a community, knowing everybody, being so sensitive to things that i had noticed. if a car was parked in a certain place at a certa
to the german p.o.w.s. this summer will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we generally think of the 1960s as the beginning of the civil rights movement. however the changes that came about in the 1960s may not have happened without the efforts of some determined african-american women in the 1940s. another march on washington was planned in 1941. it was led by a. philip randolph with the help of two women named lilo lane and pauline maier's. philip randolph called for african-americans to come to the nation's capital on july 1 to draw attention to discrimination in hiring practices send in the military. the march never took place because president roosevelt signed executive order 8802 which bans discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries and government. the march on washington movement was established then to continue to fight for equality for african-americans. and it was organized largely by three women lately lain pauline maier's and a woman named apple king. they developed a slogan for the movement. nonviolence, goodwill, direct acti
in washington and one time i asked him what he used as his coffee table and i said stanley, what you haven't met him and he said, nude pictures. years later when his family died, i dropped the subject ends are you years later he left his archives and they deliberately delivered the marine corps locker to my house and my husband said, what is in there. and i said nude photos. and he said, come on, let's open it, and i said no, i don't want to remember stanley that way. he said we have to openness, stanley was a great photographer. and we argued about it for a while. then we opened it. it was not nude photographs at all, it was the most sentimental store of kennedy photographs and artifacts and letters and handwritten notes from the president himself and the first lady. anyway, i'm going to show you some of them. i'm going to tell you about them. but because this was the 50th anniversary of the kennedy administration, and because stanley had left me these photographs from i really wanted to share them and i just didn't want to donate them, you know, to a library where they would fit in dust and pe
washington, d.c.. this is so refreshing because often we just hear about the policy all day. and it feels -- it's important. i'm not going to put your brother's work down. but we love -- we need to get back to connect and come back to the human heart part of that. i'm learning as an educator the and portents of empathy. and how do you instill that and others who maybe don't want to connect? >> a lot of what i do as an educator is about building empathy. so we will do things like rather than simply having the facts of the civil war for instance. it's important to building narrative and there are some things that perhaps i'm not saying everything is relative, but what we do is take a picture and build a life where it was an important time and was a document of war and amazing photograph of the war. so i have my students buying the picture and begin to tell the war from the perspective of someone that hasn't been featured in the textbook. and so they will have to imagine what is this person's greatest fear or desire? what does this person eat for breakfast? so you begin to sort of build flas
] [inaudible conversations] >> as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech, the good jobs nation coalition hosts a discussion this afternoon on civil rights and economic inequality. speakers include civil rights leaders, labor activists and low-wage workers and the relevance of dr. king's vision today. it's live at 6 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. and tonight booktv in prime time continues. beginning at 8 eastern with jeff scherrer on a chain of thunder. at 9:05, ishmael beah talks about his second book, "radiance of tomorrow." at 9:20 from booktv in london, a discussion with biographer herr myny lee. and at 9:50 best with selling author hah led hosseini on his most recent book, "and the mountains echoed." booktv tonight at 8 eastern here on c-span2. >>> shifting gears to politics, democratic candidates running for new york city mayor take part in a debate ahead of the city's september 10th primary election. watch live coverage beginning at 6 eastern today on our companion network, c-span. >>> early on, you know, we said, okay
made in washington and agreed by the government here, then that's really why we're here, because washington feels there should be some bombs falling this weekend. now, many atrocities have taken place in the last two years since the conflict began. shirley, those seeking to take military action could wait a few days longer to assure that the facts are straight but it's obvious there's no threats to this journey of the uk that we know that the government seeks military action in order to deter and undermines chemical weapons, that's fine. that it may well see, that's fine, although military action has to be sanctioned by law. but surely, it should wait until the full conclusive proof is available their fight by the >> that has descended the civil war. the recent spill regarding militant objection has been confusing. last friday at united states and the uk governments were pressing for weapons inspectors to be allowed in c. on monday the inspector general's went albeit in difficult circumstances but on monday evening all indications were that the u.s. and uk had made up their minds
washington post and had a hmm ton. enough already. is that a good headline? >> i think so. what was the -- geoff and i who are opposite of people obviously can be. are annoyed of watching anywhere in washington on anything. and our boys who runs "fortune" since there wasn't going to be resembling -- he would commission the people to propose solutions to we sat down and wrote it. >> host: how did you go about it? >> guest: it was pretty simple. we decided the smart thing get off the premises. two of us went a couple of blocks down six avenue new york had lunch by ourselves. we went through the big issues here and we found that, you know even though we don't agree, as alan said, we come from opposite perspectives here. we were able, in a short time to reach general agreement on a few principles that were the biggest and most important ones. you know, the larger point here is that within washington, and look, a lot of people know it. at love people don't. within washington, there's broad agreement what the financ
, oregon, having left washington, d.c., the other washington. there is one institution i miss and that's the library of congress where i wrote this book, most of my three or their books as well. but i know the lord of life and quality of discourse will be greatly improved. and i know also that benjamin franklin would be particularly pleased to know that if speaking here tonight and that he would commend this institution on its civic mindedness. franklin was what was known as a projector. he loves -- loud projects, social projects. knowledge was a social activity and that was exemplified by the program get here at town hall. i do have to say one thing. i think he would probably frown at the roman revival architecture. [laughter] again as a hel hope to make cle, franklin was an implacable foe and felt it was a real weight around the neck of middle-class and a spotting workers who are to get education. i will speak for about 35 minutes roughly i'm helped allow a lot of time for questions. i've been told this is an audience, an event good for discussions and questions. i welcomed the. goin
, washington, d.c., or any capitol in any all fifty states embrace one tenth of that, how much progress would we make? let look at the scientific revolution. eleanor argues there's a constantly evolving science that will change the way that we live. that will make -- she wrote this in 1962, that will make 1984 look like a comic book. that until we learn to encourage scientific developments, foster new medical care, and in a way that will make that medical care assessable and affordable to all who need it, we will have failed science and science will have failed us. so she argues that we have an extraordinary history. and that we are beginning to face our shortcomings in our history. that race and ethnic prejudice and religious bias are the lead that will unravel american society. that will makes so weak that we will lose our position of moral leadership in the world. she talks about being a custodian of the environment, and what that means in terms of the development and wages. she talks about international trade and the battle for the living wage. she talking about our tendency to see human
. so he warned washington about this, set i can hardly see how we can win the hearts and minds of the iranians when we are starving them to death. we should try to find a way to provide them with food aid during the war. one of the most curious diplomatic appointments was the man he ultimately chose to be america's first full-time minister to saudi arabia. prior to that the prime minister dep to double the in saudi arabia. we didn't send anyone to saudi arabia, colonel william any. this is an interesting story, he was a lieutenant colonel in the marine corps and was elected to the are ministered to saudi arabia because he spoke arabic and we didn't have a lot of arabic speakers in the american government so this was a great opportunity to send an arabic speaker to the middle east, didn't matter if he was a marine corps officer. let me give a shameless promotion to my book one more time, that famous picture of president roosevelt meeting the king of saudi arabia. the interpreter, you see in his marine corps uniform, we were a little hard pressed to find people who had expertise
goodman in your first book "the exception to the rulers" you right and we we are quoting the "washington post" here that amy goodman is the journalist as uninvited guests. >> guest: we are not supposed to be a party to any party. we are journalists. there is a reason why our profession journalism is the only one explicitly protected by the u.s. constitution. we are supposed to be the check and balance on power. >> host: in-app look also war and peace, life and death. that is the role of the media in a democratic society to provide a forum for this discourse to do anything less is a disservice to the servicemen and service women of this country. >> guest: that's right. you know i had just flown in from denver where is that they national conference on media reform and when we flew into the airport at denver airport where people hold up signs when you come out to pick you up. as we were walking there were some soldiers there. they were going to be picking up the general and as we walked by they were waiting. i thought maybe the journalist behind me could see the sign for the general. we wen
in washington or god father. tim tim mines i think timmons asked him to do this. >> host: bud went to prison. usually the story he tells us about the photograph of elvis in the oval office. here is another one that people my age will remember the lincoln memorial in the middle of the vietnam war. and to the lincoln memorial. couldn't have gotten two to three minute after he got there. went up the stairs to see what was going on and found him in discussion at the start ten to fifteen young people -- students woo come in from all over the east coast and the doctor was there and, you know, sanchez was there. i believe that was it. secret service agents. it was a scary time. they got up there while it was still dark. he spent about 45 minutes maybe longer talking to these students. i heard a lot of it. listened to it. wrote down some of it after it was over but basically it was a time when i was really, really afraid for his safety. and i know that later on that he had never seen the secret service quite so frightened. and he certainly got that right. didn't have sufficient detail to protect him
tv in prime time continues. watch that interview on c-span2. on the next washington journal look at the cost of college and whether or not an education is worth the money. after that, author and professor clarence on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and modern civil rights challenges. plus your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. ♪ it goes tout grant and universities every state in the nation. you hear about a breakthrough that happened in cancer research or diabetes research or autism or alzheimer's. it's very likely that frame a university or an institute somewhere in the u.s. and it was supported by the nih. that's what we do. we support the best and brighter to chase after the most visionary ideas. >> host: what did the directors influence on 27-different institute and center. how do you influence what goes on? >> guest: it's a very big place. 27 institute center they are various disease or organs in focus. there's a cancer institute, there's a diabetes institute, there's a heart, lung, and blood institute. there's an
trading partners. this was the period may be some of the remember when the washington policymakers and apologists -- paul samuelson and walter l. year suggested that a little inflation induced by managed currency, say 2% or 3%, was controllable. and desirable. at an end of the 1970s inflation had reached the annualized rate of 15%. since the u.s. dollar was the primary reserve currency under the treaty, foreign central banks were in effect required to purchase the undesired dollars in their banking systems against the creation of their own domestic money. 4 in central banks held these dollars as the official reserves. they didn't bury them in the vault. they probably reinvested these dollars in the new york money market. enabling americans to buy again with the original cash balances used before to buy the goods abroad. any word, this duplication of purchasing power under the reserve currency system, and associated with the production of new output caused aggregate demand to exceed aggregate supply. inflation must be the ultimate results. this in a word is what my colleague john mi
washington d.c.. my colleague sack hunt who is also my son and i want to single them out because i can. thank you. i wrote this book for two reasons. two reasons mainly. one is i like a good story. i enjoyed writing, i have all my life. this just struck me as a pretty good yarn. this is a compelling story. it is also true. i hope it reads like this but it struck me at one point almost like a novel, almost stranger than fiction house some of these things happened and the interrelationships of people and leaders and so forth and first of all it struck me as a pretty cool story and i hope you will think so if you read the book. the other reason was after reflecting, after talking with these fellows and a number of other people in the room tonight, there were 163 interviews over a period of time, what struck me most of all was this was a very timely story for the age in which we now live which tends to be so contentious. we are sitting here with senator alexander who must live in this environment i am describing every day not only in washington but state capitals all over the country that we have
and economic inequality. the event is part of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. live coverage at 6 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> on c-span's end core presentation of "first ladies". >> garfield went to chicago to announce somebody else for president, so, of course, lucretia had no expect nation that over the -- expectation that over the next five months 17,000 people would show up on her property. that many people, obviously, unexpected, uninvited started to cause a lot of damage to the outside of the property. we know that lucretia garfield was a very gracious host to people that were invited if, she would offer them during the campaign what she called standing refreshment which meant she was very gracious, offered them a cold glass of water or lemonade but conspicuously no chair to sit in was she didn't -- because she didn't want them to overstay their weekend. >> "first ladies" continues tonight at 9 ian on c-span. >> we have this 16-acre piece of land, we have so put something on it, or maybe not. of it was just an open-ended what do we do with it, right in and everyone
out in the book is that the deficit spending is routine in washington. it's 31 out of the last 35 years. the republicans and democrats are both involved. it is a, you know, there's not too much bipartisanship in washington but seems to be a bipartisan agreement to kind of kick this ball down the road. so, i think that, you know, we need to face up to the fact that the american people and its leaders have sort of joined in this kind of game where we pretend we can have very low taxes and have them even lower and still have lots of programs and services for the country, that the government pays for. and the numbers aren't adding up and there are going to be some tough political choices because we either have to raise taxes or cut back programs or do some of both and we need to do it for the budget and we need to look at it for social security and medicare, as well. >> host: scott bittle, page 83 of the book, you point out that the main function of the world's greatest superpower is, writing checks to retired people. yeah, we know it, you write, surprised us, too, you better sit down
and latin at the catholic university in washington. in his honor i tried to come up with an appropriate latin quote for addressing student debt and i suggest -- that is happy is he who has no debt. [laughter] >> that's good. [laughter] ski thank you. bill and david we look forward to your presentation of this provocative look and bill we welcome you to the aei podium. [applause] >> thank you alex. we were in the same class with the same major of philosophy were it not for the honor system i wouldn't have copied from alexis blue books. we had final exams and we had saturday classes. remember that? i won't describe the book. i will describe some basic familiarity with it and describe the high points in brief remarks. one of the things we said at the very beginning of the book combat the very beginning of the book is that two-thirds of the people who graduate from high school and immediately enroll in a four-year college probably do something else and we talk about various options like community college or get a job for a year or two or military or other things. we say this based on what w
to the practical. and made i just been in washington too long but i see that there are several i think big hurdles in taking a proposal like this and putting it in front of a congressional, in front of congress and moving it forward. the first one i was is really balancing this question of the basic health plans with controlling costs. your plan it seems by reading it starts with the idea of we are going to be fun with the basic health plan is. i think it really underestimates the challenge of what that would look like. if you are too prescriptive and say, here's what the design of a basic plan will become you will find resistance across the board. on all sorts of groups, but if you leave it to congress to decide and panels, et cetera, you will continue to be kind of spinning in circles as well as there are differing opinions, edit and people just threw up their hands. so i think that's one major challenge in designing with a basic health plan would be. and then second is the subsidy part of it, and looking at then how do you interlock the subsidy that is a very complicated subsidy in some respect
literacy and being able to connect that to what is happening in washington and happening more broadly in the financial community one of our surveys a few years ago they were unaware of the connections where the credit crisis came from and how they have impacted that. so i would agree that there are in many respects this is one area where focusing on financial literacy and connections might be very important. >> you are thinking about marching on washington because bill has now motivated us. and we are going to march to washington so we can change the future hell are you going to rally your votes? >> i feel like we have to do a lot of political and education. it sounds really basic and not super sexy but there is a whole so much information sharing and translation like when i talk about translation, my work for translation is translating the crazy language of this city to the rest of the folks outside the city. it's not about any language which -- [laughter] the constant work of having to translate to the best of the world i feel like we need to do that anymore the number of ways it is
of these women and their influence on the presidency. watch the encore presentation from martha washington to i'd saw dc kinly -- ida mckinly next week on c-span. >> and the u.s. senate about to gavel in. senators will begin today with general speeches, and at 11 eastern they'll consider a nomination for the u.s. appeals court. that vote will be followed on a vote about limiting debate to transportation, housing and community development projects. this afternoon senators debate the nomination of samantha power for u.s. ambassador to the united nations. we have live coverage now of the senate here on c-span2. senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal lord god, the source of our life, you are high above all, yet in all. keep us from becoming weary in doing what is right, as you use us for your instruments in these challenging times. empower our senators to bring your freedom to those shackled by fear. help them to lift the burdens that are too heavy for people to carry. lengthen their vision that they may see bey
and defense policy here in in washington. before that, he was the senior vice president and director of international security and the henry kissinger chair at csis, the center for strategic and international studies and he's also held positions at the kennedy school and he was director of the center for science of international affairs at the university. so a distinguished pedigree before he served in the government. without further ado unwelcome michael to fullilove for his "rendezvous with destiny." [applause] thank you for the introduction. i'm proud to be yet broken this which i am extremely fond. as martin said i came to brookings to watch president obama when the democratic nomination and then win the presidency and i've been very proud for my time in the association with the institution since then as an on a resident fellow and it's a great to see a number of colleagues in the room thank you very much for joining and to those that have come from outside of brookings showing great fortitude in doing that. i know you are mainly here to see kurt, but thank you any way. i'm delig
for this weekend. in light of the recent sale of "the washington post" to the founder of amazon, we will have an encore presentation of the 1997 book notes interview with katharine graham. this happened during a tenure that spanned 20 years and she died in 2001. tomorrow booktv brings you a collection of programs that discuss the cost of higher education. all of these programs can be viewed at booktv.org or tune in for the topics and more all weekend long here on booktv. for complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> started now on booktv, robert kaiser across the struggle to pass the dodd-frank bill after the 2008 collapsed. tran-five covers a legislative process for "the washington post" and talks about the major players who passed the legislation and discusses what he learned about the workings of the u.s. congress. this is about an hour and 40 minutes. >> i think we will get going. i would like to welcome everyone here today. i am a senior fellow here at the brookings institute. we are here to celebrate a great author and a great book and an extraordinary piece of legislation. it is maybe on
it in washington state, california is our launch market, washington state and we will be sending them across the country as well. the fastest growing jobs in los angeles county for an employer. we had the mayor a couple of months ago, pardon me, mayor antonio villaraigosa and many other politicians in stakeholders from the local and political and government affiliates that were here at our grand opening in downtown los angeles. since this car was assembled in the united states with the least 35% u.s. content, we believe that we will have a significant impact on the automotive industry. [inaudible question] >> we have an american savile lives overseas actually works on the car. we have citizens from america that actually employed by us but we have 256 employees right now and they are based out of los angeles, california. >> how many are overseas? >> i'm not sure. but i'll use the 2000 a number. it is 100%. >> okay, so we are not going to tell you that on film. so this car is made by this enterprise and among other things they import these directly and who would back an organization like back?
recently relocated to the pacific northwest. we're based out of portland, oregon, having left washington, d.c., the other washington. there is one institution i miss and i'll probably always miss, and that's the library of congress where i wrote this book and most of my three earlier books as well. but i know that quality of life and the quality of discourse, particularly civic discourse, will be greatly improved. [laughter] and i know, also, that benjamin franklin would be particularly pleased to know that i'm speaking here tonight, and he would commend this institution on its civic-mindedness. franklin was known as a projector, that is he loves social projects, and for him, as i hope to show you tonight, knowledge is an activity exemplified by the programs you have here at town hall. but i do have to say one thing, i think he would probably frown at the roman revival architecture. [laughter] again, as i hope to make clear, franklin was an implacable foe of classical learning and felt that it was a real weight around the neck of middle class and aspiring workers who wanted to get educated,
with an excuse -- exquisite timing we haven't had a senior member of the "washington post" with us. [laughter] said dan balz thought he was coming to talk about his book on the 2012 election but in the wake of monday's surprise announcement that the washington post is being sold to jeff bezos i would guess a few people here are interested in what happening and what's going to happen and where dan works. we will no doubt get to that but let me just say whether dan is discussing the goings-on at the "washington post" or the ups and downs of the presidential race he has always stood out among journalists for his smart insight, good keen ability to synthesize, clear writing and ever calm and composed manner. a newspaper that has prided itself first and foremost for its political coverage, there is a reason that dan urged in recent years as they chief correspondent and it's not because everyone else around him died or retired. [laughter] i worked at -- i worked at the post starting their about the time that dan did in 1978 and i have seen him in action many times. his thoroughness, fair
to apples comparison. mitt has a 5,400 word essay for devoted to him in the washington post. in that essay we learn stop the press seeing 15 he cut some boys here and we learned at the same data barack obama switched his position on the rights and the boy allegedly was a homosexual. the story isn't switching his position. the point is that we have to cover that was a homophobe half never -- never mind he is now deceased. his family disputed that story. that's what we needed to know about mitt's youth. san newspaper, 5,500 words on barack obama as you if. we learned he loved basketball. that's the take away. this is a newspaper that would love to to do muckraking but they can't because all of you know that he left basketball. barack obama left something else. he wrote about it in his own book. he loved to do pot. he wrote all about it. how in the world writing a 5,500 word essay on barack obama's high school years could you of it that? if that isn't biased by omission, i don't know what is. if this isn't cataclysmic is this something that caused the election in 2004? it was the plant in 201
in washington so that is the topic we will be addressing coming up next with two members of congress bobby scott at and scott rigell both of virginia republican and democrat. we will keep taking your phonecalls. rodney oliver and jeff wassmer for having c-span here at the port of virginia for welcoming us in working with us to make this happen so viewers can understand a little bit more about how ports work in this country so appreciate your time. thanks again. >> guest: thank you. >> guest: thank you. >> host: we are back live from the port of virginia in norfolk virginia where there are 35 ships a week that come to call at this port alone. 350,000 jobs supported a support in this area and an economic impact annually a 41 to $43 billion. we have two members of congress here with us, scott rigell republican of virginia representing the second district and bobby scott democrat of virginia representing the third district. gentlemen thank you both for being here. appreciate your time here this morning. it's obvious that the port is a big economic impact and important for the state of virginia but s
appeared in new york times, washington post be, "wall street journal," financial times and his book is reviewed in this week's "economist." he served as technical consultant to the drama "24." we could probably spend an hour asking questions about that, actually. he holds a bs in mathematical physics, an ma in physics and and a ph.d. in war studies. so let's not hold him against him that he currently lives in new york city. please join me in offering a very warm welcome to our distinguished speaker, michael levi. [applause] >> thank you for the very kind introduction. it's fantastic to see, fantastic to see such a big crowd here. apparently, there are some folks in houston who are interested in energy. [laughter] i was telling someone earlier, i had difficulty choosing exactly what to wear today. i picked up some interesting items of clothing while i was writing this book. i have now a 50th anniversary opec tie that i still can't find occasion to wear. [laughter] i have a beautiful light blue don't frack ohio bandanna that i also decided against wearing in houston. [laughter] at som
, and the other side we have the greatest push of the washington leviathan, national common core education standards. so milton friedman -- whose birthday is next wednesday, by the way -- was the father of the school choice movement. the school choice movement came under the idea that educational opportunity, giving parents the ability to move their students, their children out of zip code-confined areas would allow competition and allow greater opportunity. we've seen in this the form of vouchers, tax credits and education savings accounts. but the biggest threat that has now hit us, the common core national standards, is, again, a washington leviathan idea that spending more money would equal more educational outcomes. we have not seen any of this since 1970, and the $4.3 billion of federal incentives in no child left behind waivers to states that signed on to the common core pushed by the obama administration are not likely to induce any kind of further be educational outcomes either. the threat to school choice is also at stake. we see sat and act standards being conformed to the commo
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